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  • 3/16/15: The league's Divisions for the 2015 season have been finalized. Changes from last season include Pace and SPX B moving up a division, and GAC moving down a division. Divisions 1 and 2 will be playing a few crossover games between divisions, while Division 3 will compete within itself with the intent of keeping its games more level and developmental. And finally, St. Pius (SPX) has added a C team that will compete in Division 3. 2015 league scheduling, based on the final Divisions, is now underway.

  • 3/3/15: Division Petition Reminder: Petitions to change Division assignment for the 2015 season are due by Saturday, 3/7. The petition, with enclosed submission instructions, may be found on the League Rules page.

  • 3/3/15: Blue Devil Water Polo Clinic: A 1.5 hour introduction to water polo clinic for interested middle schoolers on April 18th, 10:00 - 11:30am at West Gwinnett Aquatic Center. Registration for the clinic is through Gwinnett County Parks and Rec.

    2015 Spring/Summer Blue Devil Water Polo Registration Information

    Blue Devil Spring / Summer Water Polo Information: Open to rising 8th graders through rising juniors for both boys and girls, Mondays and Wednesdays March 9th - 13th for spring and Mondays and Wednesday May 25th - July 15th for summer, both at West Gwinnett Aquatic Center, cost is $113.50 and $88.50/athlete plus American Water Polo Membership or $202/athlete for both sessions plus American Water Polo Membership. For more information and to register, please refer to the session flyer PDF.

  • 3/3/15: Eagles Youth Water Polo Information: Ages 10 - 14, Saturdays March 7th - March 28th, 6:30 - 8:00pm, at Collins Hill Aquatic Center, cost is $61/athlete. Sign up during your next trip to the Aquatic Center. For more information, visit

    2015 Spring/Summer Eagle Water Polo Registration Information

    Eagles Spring Water Polo Information: Registration on March 9th at 7:00pm at Collins Hill Aquatic Center, cost is $101/athlete (checks payable to GCPRD; Credit Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard or Discover), plus $60/athlete (checks payable to Eagle Water Polo), plus $40 for an American Water Polo Membership (good for 365 days). For more information, visit

  • 2/11/15: Reminder: The league's 2015 Spring Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 28th at GAC at 9:00a. Additional details about the meeting will be released soon.

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  • 2/7/15: USA Water Polo (USAWP) finalized rosters for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams in the Southeast Zone. ODP exists to identify and prepare athletes to represent USAWP in international competition and expose, educate, engage and develop USAWP athletes, coaches and referees to the vision of the USAWP Men’s and Women’s Senior National Team Coaches.

    USAWP ODP A record ten middle and high school-aged water polo players from the state of Georgia are included on Southeast Zone ODP rosters. These ten players (4 boys, 6 girls) represent four Georgia High School Water Polo Association teams. All ten play club water polo for Dynamo Water Polo Club in Atlanta, GA.

    The ten young Georgians join teammates from across the zone (FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, AL) for a training session on Feb. 22nd at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton Fl. ODP teams from across the country travel to Riverside, CA to compete in the USA Water Polo ODP National Championship tournament the weekends of 27 Feb - 1 March (Boys) and March 13-15 (Girls).

    Based on National Team coach evaluations, select individuals at the ODP National Championship earn spots at the USA Water Polo National Team Selection Camps (NTSC) later in the spring. Perry Brandes (Center Defense; St. Pius X) and Erin Cunefare (Utility, Lakeside; now plays women’s varsity at California Lutheran University) were the two 2014 NTSC participants from Georgia.

    Monica Szalma, ODP coach for Georgia, shared her thoughts on the bumper crop of Georgians: "This year's USA Water Polo ODP cycle was conducted in a new format which made it highly more competitive than in the past. The Southeast Zone team selections will experience a valuable chance to compete in California against top players from around the country. They will also bring back their experiences to their high school programs and share their new found knowledge. I am excited about where Georgia age group water polo is going, and ODP participation is a great first step towards achieving our goals."

    GIRLS Junior 1997/1998 (Birth year)

        Ciara Sadaka, Center Defense, Pace (coed) / APS Knights (girls)
        Jess Hume, Attack, APS Knights
        Sloan Hodges, Utility, APS Knights

    GIRLS Youth 1999/2000

        Hannah Farnsworth, Utility, St. Pius X

    GIRLS Youth 2001 and Under

        Isabella Nunez, Attack, Lakeside
        Caroline Benoit, Utility, St. Pius X

    BOYS Junior 1997/1998

        Perry Brandes, Center Defense, St. Pius X
        Phillip Jenny, Attack, Collins Hill
        Jordan Chatfield, Attack, St. Pius X

    BOYS Youth 1999/2000

        George Kimbrough, Center/Utility, APS Knights

    For more about the Dynamo Water Polo Club: For more information about the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program:

  • 2/6/15: Teams are encouraged to harness the power of Twitter: The easiest and fastest way to promote your team, your athletes and your team's accomplishments is through a team Twitter account.

    Once established, tweet immediate content, like behind-the-scenes photos or unofficial game results, and get retweets from the GHSWPA, from your school or maybe even from your local news agency. Your team Twitter account will be listed as part of the contact information for your team on the league website, and could possibly be used by those outside of the league seeking to learn more about your team or your athletes.

    After a full season of using Twitter in 2014, the league has experienced Twitter's benefits firsthand. We are hoping that each team will join us in the Twitter-verse in 2015.

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